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Otherwise Engaged (2005) [Novel]
by Eileen Goudge Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

What if you could live the life you've always dreamed of, but never pursued? What if your choices, married or single, career or motherhood, city or country, could be made all over again? ...Two best friends exchange lives, and discover the surprising places where their deepest joys and satisfactions live.

Jessie Holland is a journalist on the rise in New York City, and she wouldn't trade her walk-up apartment or her 2:00 a.m. sushi takeout for anything. Only lately, she's been in search of a hot story, and praying her career isn't cooling off. When her editor at Savvy magazine poses a compelling question, can you ever really go home again?, Jessie spins the fantasy into a feature story. Could she return to her western hometown and be truly content? Can a bona fide New Yorker exchange her subway pass for an SUV and find happiness?

Erin Delahanty appears to have an enviable life as the owner of a popular bed-and-breakfast in a picturesque Arizona town. What's less visible are the escalating fights between Erin and her husband, Skip, and the tensions that are affecting their teenage daughter. When Skip unexpectedly leaves her, Erin turns to her best friend Jessie for comfort, and is handed a stunning proposition: Come live in Manhattan for six months, while Jessie runs the inn and steps into her shoes.

Neither woman has anything to lose: Jessie's romance with recently divorced news bureau chief Jonathan Silver is at a crossroads, while Erin needs time to sort out her marriage. But the choices and challenges they face in their new worlds take them both by surprise...What began as a daring magazine article will change both women forever. Can you go home again?

Original title: Otherwise Engaged
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionUrban / Big City Life

Edition #1: Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave." Nora Roberts
  • "Goudge keeps you cheering..." People
  • "When it comes to pacing, suspense, and control, Eleen Goudge is a pro." New York Newsday
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Otherwise Engaged (March 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743483186
Dimensions: 9.28 x 6.28 x 1.16 in
Pages: 323

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